Paul LeBel, UND’s chief academic officer and second most powerful official, is resigning his post June 30, 2013, the university announced Friday.
He has held the post, officially called the provost and vice president for academic affairs, since February 2009. He was named interim provost that year, but was given the job on an interim basis October 2010.
LeBel said through UND spokesman Peter Johnson that he and his wife, Lucinda, are looking forward to the next phase of their lives together and that he has no particular plans in mind.
Asked if LeBel plans to stay at UND in some other role, Johnson said, “He didn’t rule that out.”